Well, spring is here and its lovely to experience lovely sunny days without it being too hot… well, where I live anyhow. I guess it is different for everyone. No doubt spring can be a challenge for many in our industry, as you are often run off your feet.… Continue reading
Report compiled by John Fitzsimmons
Many industries now utilise fast-track design and manufacturing methods to more quickly deliver products that meet customer demands and expectations in a rapidly changing world. However, in the greenlife world, especially in the advanced tree sector, participants must, by definition, play a ‘long game’.… Continue reading
By Karen Smith
Selecting advanced trees for a landscape design requires forward-thinking for an outcome that is a win-win situation for both growers and landscape architects, but most importantly, the client or end user.
Like any design, whether it be landscape, building or fashion, designers aim for a design that is unique and by putting their own stamp on the project, sets them apart from others.… Continue reading
By Kayte Wilkie
Meadows create a floral frenzy as well as a pollinator’s heaven.
Being immersed in tall flowers, colour and scent is one of my favourite childhood memories. Within the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, we have created a garden that is a little wilder than other formal areas.… Continue reading
By Michael Casey
Children and adolescents understand the future that lies ahead of them. They understand the issues relating to land degradation through careless corporate greed and the expansion of the urban fringe, and the need for smarter food systems that grow healthy and nutritious foods in a more sustainable way.… Continue reading
By Karen Smith
In 2008, Dickson Despommier, then a Professor of Public Health at Columbia University, in collaboration wrote an article describing the concept of the vertical farm. His view of the vertical farm grafted together everything available from greenhouse technology to NASA biosphere control systems, into a high-rise construction that is a functional part of the urban system itself.… Continue reading
By Bruce Thompson
Although in major urban centres such as Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, garden pot recycling of Plastic Number 5 polypropylene pots is viable, the recycling of plastic garden pots in regional Australia is often out of the question due to the prohibitive freight costs.… Continue reading
By John Corban
Stephen Covey wrote a ground-breaking book (The 7 habits of highly effective people) years ago, that changed the way many leaders manage their business and life. In this article, I summarise the seven habits, so you can choose to apply some or all of them.… Continue reading
BACKGROUND: Growers of good quality nursery tree stock recognise the importance of each step in the production process and how each step influences and impacts physiological structure, plant health and establishment. The NIASA Nursery Tree Stock Specification outlines the relevant criteria for nursery tree stock production.… Continue reading
By Gabrielle Stannus
Thinking about planting a tree indoors? I spoke with Chay King, Director of Kings Landscapes, to find out what you need to know when designing, constructing and maintaining an interior plantscape featuring advanced trees.
Chay King is a highly qualified and experienced arborist whose Gold Coast-based family business, Kings’ Landscapes, transplants and sells mature ex-ground trees across Australia.… Continue reading